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#1 ben jones

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:18 AM

Hey all.

I noticed recently that there was a post regarding a new bit of kit allowing greater control over focus for the dvx100.

I wonder if anyone has used this, and if so how effective/accurate it is? Also, is it available for hire in the uk and at what cost?

Im shooting a short this summer with the camera and found that last time I used it, I felt somewhat limited whith no real control over focus. I even tried putting markers on the focus ring and the lens, but because of the servo or for what ever reason, it was'nt consistant.

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#2 Hans Kellner

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 11:40 AM

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QUOTE(major B @ May 3 2006, 05:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I noticed recently that there was a post regarding a new bit of kit allowing greater control over focus for the dvx100.[/quote]
I'm not familiar with the post you mention but it sounds like a follow-focus device. Several companies produce these for the DVX; Century Optics, Cavision, etc..

Here's the Century follow-focus:

http://www.centuryop...anual_focus.htm

Note, they all require rails for mounting.
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#3 Hans Kellner

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 11:53 AM

Note, The link above to the Century product is just the focus ring.

Here's the Cavision follow-focus:

http://www.cavision....singlewheel.htm
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#4 ben jones

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:48 AM

Thanks for that!

Looks good - The one I saw was on a wire and plugged into one of the ports in the dvx.

still, this looks a little more mechanical and probably more reliable?

hope its available in the uk!
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 09:02 AM

strike that, just found the post - its in the news and events forum - "new focus iris control for HVX-200 and AG DVX100B" plain as day - check it out.

cheers, Ben
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#6 Hans Kellner

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:23 PM

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strike that, just found the post - its in the news and events forum - "new focus iris control for HVX-200 and AG DVX100B" plain as day - check it out.
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Ah, yes, but note that it they only mention that it works with the HVX and the DVX100b. The previous DVX models only have very simple remote control support. No focus support.
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 04:09 AM

Thank you once again Hans

That could have lead to a very frustrating mistake.

just hope I can locate it in the UK.
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